“There really were informal contacts with representatives of the clubs, but we did not pay attention to it. Firstly, the European Union does not allow closed leagues like the NBA. Secondly, the Portuguese Football Federation opposes this initiative. We cannot take part in tournaments that contradict the rules of the European Union and UEFA “.
“If this idea continues to be promoted, which I doubt, UEFA will find arguments. Official competitions are held under their auspices.” Porto is not interested in other tournaments. We play in the Champions League, I hope it will continue. “